Death

Lakeville Man Sentenced in Death of Minnesota Woman Found in Cass County

Timothy Barr is sentenced to seven years in prison

  CASS COUNTY, ND — A judge has sentenced a Lakeville man in the death of a Minnesota woman. Timothy Barr is sentenced to seven years in prison. Barr plead guilty to leaving the scene of an accident that caused the death of 45-year-old Michelle Newell of Vadnais Heights. A manslaughter charge was dismissed. Newell’s body was found in rural…

Death Investigation Underway in Stutsman County

The vehicle and body of a 25-year-old man were found by the dive team last night around 8:30

  STREETER, ND — The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after finding the body of a man submerged in a vehicle near Streeter. They responded early Wednesday to a report of suspicious vehicle tracks near a body of water and sent in a dive team. Around 1 P.M., they received a report of a missing man in the Streeter…

Grand Forks Area Law Enforcement Issue Warning Over Tainted Meth Hitting the Area

Police are urging people in the community to be diligent and use caution with substance

  EAST GRAND FORKS, ND — Law enforcement officials are warning people after they say a bad batch of meth is being sold around Grand Forks. Police in East Grand Forks arrested one person yesterday for driving erratically and found they were using a controlled substance. During that arrest, they were called to a house in Grand Forks where a…

Hours Long Standoff with Grand Forks Police Ends in Death

A robot was sent in and found the man dead

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Authorities are still investigating after a nearly four hour standoff between Grand Forks Police and an armed man led to suicide. Officers responded to the 2400 block of 36th Avenue South for a welfare check. When they went to the apartment, they found a man with a rifle and called in the SWAT team. After…

North Dakota Man Hurt in Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Idaho

Smart was taken to a nearby hospital and his condition is not yet known

  POCATELLO, Idaho — A North Dakota man is hurt and another person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Idaho. David Smart, 30, of Minot and 29-year-old Alexandria Porterfield of California were thrown from their motorcycle after hitting a deer near Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Porterfield, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene….

Minnehaha Academy Fatal Explosion: “A Bible Verse Comes to Mind”

People caught in the building talk about what it was like to try to escape before the explosion. Reporter Karen Scullin from KMSP Fox 9 Reports from Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Two people are dead after a gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. The school’s custodian was pulled from the rubble last night. Caught in the explosion, a terrifying and surreal moment for those inside Minnehaha Academy when a portion of it blew up. “Yeah, it felt like somebody pushed you down,” said school accountant, Joel Maart….

Park River Man Sentenced in Fentanyl Overdose Death

Chyle told investigators he provided fentanyl in August 2016 to 30-year-old Eugene Meecham, of Grafton

PARK RIVER, ND — A Park River man tied to a fentanyl overdose death has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Twenty-six-year-old Zachary Chyle pleaded guilty in March to a pair of charges involving distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death. Chyle told investigators he provided fentanyl in August 2016 to 30-year-old Eugene Meecham, of Grafton. Meecham’s body…

South Dakota Woman Identified in Grass Fire Death

Officials do not yet know if the region's drought conditions caused the fire

FAIRBURN, SD — A South Dakota woman who died in a grass fire has been identified. Authorities say the grass fire spread to the home of 26-year-old Julia Pawelski on Tuesday morning in Fairburn, a town just south of Rapid City. The fire damaged at least three other buildings along with multiple vehicles and hay bales before fire crews got…

Governor Burgum, First Lady Focusing on Drug Addiction in North Dakota

Last year, 55 people died from drug overdoses, many due to opioids

BISMARCK, ND — Overdose deaths have almost tripled in North Dakota since 2013. Last year, 55 people died from drug overdoses, many due to opioids. To save lives, North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum is encouraging those at risk for opioid overdose, their family and friends, and community businesses to get a prescription for naloxone. It can prevent opioid…

South Dakota Woman Dies After Grass Fire Spreads to House

Authorities did not immediately identify the 26-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday morning

FAIRBURN, SD — A woman is dead after a grass fire spread to her home in Fairburn, South Dakota, south of Rapid City. Authorities did not immediately identify the 26-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday morning. The Custer Fire Chief says the grass fire had the potential to destroy the small town. It damaged at least three buildings in…